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Entered as second-class matter November 17, 1916, at the post office at FraminKham, Mass., under the act of March 3, 1879. 



No. 10 


Reserve To Join The Unit. 


The following is an excerpt from the minutes of 
the meeting of the House of Representatives, No- 
vember 81. infringement of library rules which 
is becoming comm6n, brought the House up in 


"The Speaker read a report from the Library 

concerning abuse %f privileges, such as removing 
books without charging, and outrageous mutila- 
tion of Library properly. It was fell that ap- 
parently public opinion had not been sufficiently 
strong to check these abuses. Other methods, 
such as publicity by means of the Heretics Board, 
the News, and Chapel announcement, were sug- 
gested. It was voted that Miss Holmes should 
see that the matter be put in the News. It was 
decided also that it be the opinion of the House 
that the occasion of infringement of Library 
Rules, i. e., 

1. Books drawn from Library must be charged 
at Loan Desk. 

2. Books reserved for class use will be loaned 
under a speeial time limit. Not more than two 
may be drawn at one time. 

3. No borrower shall write in or mark a book 
belonging lo the Library, turn down leaves or in 
ami way deface same. 

should be consideed a dishonor and disgrace to 
the College Community and that the Academic 
Committee on Discipline .should inflict a very 
severe penalty on any one infringing these rules. "' 


(From the "Advocate of Peace," Nov., 191C.) 
"At a time when the American people are going 
forth to promote justice among the rations every 
evidence of injustice at home arouses a fear for 
the future of the nation's purpose.... The Advo- 
cate of Peace has thus far watched the growing 
opposition to the teaching of the German language 
in our public schools without comment. But the 
persecution of the German language has howl. 
reached to the open persecution of officials, in- 
eluding a government official. Three reasons lead 
us now to speak: one, that the opposition to the 
teaching of German in our educational institutions 
is without foundation in reason; two, that it is due 
to a peculiarly American mental strabismus; and, 
three, that the criticism in this matter of the 
LJnited States Commissioner of Education is wholly 


Of course, the public schools should be wholly 
consonant with established American ideals. But 
there is no more relation between a familiarity 
with the German language and disloyalty than 
there is hetwen ignorance and innocence. It should 
be possible for any student to elect any modern 
language including German, he that in high school. 
college, or university. To deny the value of the 
German language is to deceive one's self into be- 
lieving that there is no value in German art. litera- 
ture, or science. To prescribe the study of the lan- 
guage of any people is to return to the old unholy 
days of the index- ejrpurgatorius, and the burning 
of the hooks. A wilfully enforced ignorance is an 
autocratic perversion of liberty. Tf we as a prac- 
tical people ever needed to know the German lan- 
guage it is now... All the great writers of the 
older Germany, wrote for all time, and it is in- 
conceivable that the writers of the new Germany 
will have nothing to contribute to our enrichment. 
It is not becoming as we fare forth seeking for 
deeper and richer breaths of freedom and de- 
mocracy, that we should stifle our own minds in 
any manner whatsoever. 

(Continued on page J, column 3) 

With the termination of the war, the tremendous 
task of Reconstruction in i ranee and Belgium 

looms larger than ever and the need for trained 

workers becomes more imperative. To help in 

meeting this need Wellesley women, past anil 
present, expect to send seven new members the 
latter part of this month to join their Unit already 
in France. All of the seven are experienced 
soda] workers, who can speak French and drive 
a motor car. ••• 

One of the members, chosen for the first group 
of Wellesley workers, who had to withdraw on 
account of a brother in the service, is Alice 
Walmsley, 190(5, of Chicago. The ruling regard- 
ing brothers having been lifted, she is now avail- 
able. Boston knew her at Denison House and 
later as manager of Simmons College dormitories. 
She was also a social visitor for the Dennison 
Manufacturing Company in Framingham. At 
one time she was manager of the Wellesley Inn, 
and later of the Y. M. C. A. restaurant in Manila, 
P. I. 

The others are Elizabeth Bass, 1903, of Wilton. 
Me., recently Dean of Women at Colby College, 
who has been an instructor and director of Physical 
Training for women both at Colby and at the 
University of Wisconsin. Calisthenics for the 
young factory girls of France is proving so val- 
uable and so popular that trained leaders are a 
necessity. The horticulturist of the group is Jean 
Cross, 1909, Associate Curator of elementary in- 
struction at the Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Miss Cross formerly lived in Cambridge, Mass.. 
and in connection with her social training did 
considerable work in supervising home, school 
and war gardens. Mary Rogers, 1913, of Ashe- 
ville, N. C. trained in social work in Boston and 
ors-anized the Associated Charities of Asheville. 
For five years she has been working amon? the 
Mountain Whites of North Carolina, sometimes 
walking twelve miles in a heavy snowstorm, or 
taking a dav's trip on horseback to reach their 
cabin homes, there to help them with hand loom 
weaving basket making and other handicrafts. 

Another member, Marion Webster, 1909, of 
North Attleboro. Mass., has done social work in 
Porto Rico as well as at home, has had experience 
as a nurse's aid and some training as a masseur, 
and is at present wnrkin? with convalescent sol- 
diers suffering from shell shock. Hawkrid<re. 1910. of Brookline, Mass., 
1914. Not onlv was the Teuton man-power, but 
(Continued on page fi, column 3) 


A Y. M. C. A. Unit came to the aid of the fifty 
wounded Americans in Metz very promptly. Tn 
it. among the verv first Americans to enter the 
citv, were Selina Sommerville, Wellesley '11. and 
Tracv L'Emrle, Welleslev 'IS. With three other, 

workers thev cared for the wounded and brought 
snstenanee and comfort to manv others of the five 
hundred Americans who entered Mot/, with the 
fTreneh. Welleslev was effectively represented in 
this vanmiard of mercv which set to work trans- 
porting the twelve "walking eases" to Xatiey. and 
ordering supplies for the wounded. 

Tracv L'Fnfle was famous when in college for 
ber dramatic ability. She took prominent parts 
in manv Barn plavs. After ber graduation she 
plaved minor parts in several larn-e productions 
for a vear and a half, and then joined an F.n- 
tert-'inment Canteen for work in France. Of this 
work she tells verv vividlv in a letter ptrhllshed in 
the October 17 issue of the 

t'liday afternoon, November 22, in room 24, Dr. 
Harriet Rice, of the elo of ho hae verj 

Ij returned from Pri i c -led some of 

il xperiences she has bad .lining her three years 

of hospital service abroad. particularly 

of her work at Poitiers in the hospital, formerly 
an old Episcopalian mai re both German 

and French wounded were cared For. The German 
arrogance and lack of consideration were shown 
by the German wounded in their scant gratitude 
for the excellent care given them by their captors. 
One German officer said assuredly thai France a in! 
England could never conquer Germany, and as for 
America, she couldn't bring an army across the 
ocean if she had one to bring, for the German U- 
boats would not allow it. Another young Ger- 
man soldier insisted that his army was only forty 
kilometers from Paris, while in reality it was 
more nearly four hundred kilometers away. Even 
the le9s arrogant Germans showed that they had 
been cruelly misguided by this sort of propaganda. 
Dr. Piice then told of wounded French poilus, their 
gaiety, patience and "will to conquer." The ven- 
triloquist who amused the whole ward with bis 
tricks, and the soldier who could whistle the bugle 
calls lived for us. We caught a glimpse of the 
"depth of the vivid French nature" in the answer 
of the poilu who had lost his sight and who, when 
asked how he was doing, said, "It is always mid- 
night now," then added hastily, "but not in my 

The wounded ar"e brought in from the front by 
train loads, and although everything possible is 
done for the men's comfort, the journey is very 

Women minister as best they may to the men 
at various stations, giving them chocolate and cof- 
fee. The hospital is warned of the coming influx 
of wounded some hours before the trains arrive. 
Ambulances are sent to the station and the wound- 
ed rushed to the hospital; here the serious cases 
are sent immediately to the operating room, but 
the less serious cases are bathed and put to bed 
to recover from the journey and to wait for their 
turn to come under the surgeon's hands. 

Dr. Rice then gave her impression of our sol- 
diers in France, their strength, order, and intensity 
of purpose, which has justified the world's hope. 
She ended by saying that now the weary waiting 
is over, and now that Germany has herself fallen 
into the socialistic pit she digged for Russia, it 
is time, more than ever, to hold fast to the eter- 
nal verities, which were as true before the war as 
now, so that humanity may be a little freer, a 
little higher, and so that the abundant, eternal 
life of God may lead us onward. 

M. J., "20. 


"France can no more call America a foreign 
country." said Mile. Paint Rene de Taillandier, 
speaking in room 24 of the Administration Build- 
ing on Tuesday, November 22. "I know, she con- 
tinued, that in telling you of my country, you will 
feel with her. It is our duty to speak of her, and 
to look back over those sacrifices which have 
brought her up to the glorious present, when soon 
Albert will enter his capital and Foch will march 
into Metz. It is right to study the situation of 
four years ago. that we may the better appreciate 
the situation of today." 

The military powers of France, she said, were 
far inferior to those of Germany, in the spring of 
(Continued on page 1. column 3) 


Boarfc of JEMtors 

Therese W. Strauss, 1919, Editor-in-Chief. 
Margaret W. Conant, 1919, Associate Editor. 
Eleanor Skerry, 1920, Business Manager. 
Marion Robinson, 1919, Assistant Business Manager. 

Assistant Editors. 

Jeanette Mack, 1919. 
Emily Thompson, 1919. 
Ruth Baetjer, 1920. 
Mary Boomer, 1920. 

Emily Tyler Holmes, 1920. 
Mary Dooly, 1921. 
Elizabeth Sayre, 1921. 
Margaret Metzger, 1921. 

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The enforcement of the new rule that one serious 
error shall constitute probation has brought much 
dissatisfaction in the cpllege. "The Senate is try- 
ing to put something over on us," more than one 
student has been heard to say. There is an under- 
current of feeling that the Senate is something 
apart from the student body and is not affected 
by the wishes of the students. 

Few people realize that in the new system of 
government disciplinary powers have been dele- 
gated to the Senate. Special cases come before the 
Senate; the Error Card is the standardization by 
the Senate of penalties for cases which occur too 
commonly to be called special. Acting as a disci- 
plinary body, the Senate passed the measure 
which is occasioning so much comment. It was 
well known that carelessness prevailed. The fact 
that nothing short of three serious errors entailed 
punishment made probation seem a far-off thing. 
The Senate, doing what it thought best for the 
college, changed the rule and to the majority of 
students perhaps the ruling seemed too strict. 

With the discussion of the punishment has come 
another issue. In the last meeting of the House 
of Representatives the question arose — is this mea- 
sure a disciplinary measure or is it a law? Es- 
sentially a disciplinary measure in its origin, it 
has come to apply to all and hence might be called 
a law. This question will be debated at the next 
meeting of the House, but, be it judged a legisla- 
tive or disciplinary measure, the outcome will be 
satisfactory to the student body. And in order 
that this be accomplished it is essential that each 
girl have a clear understanding of the whole mat- 
ter, The Senate and the House must know the 
feeling back of them. Suggestion blanks are wait- 
ing to be filled out. Each Senate member, every 
Representative is anxious to know the opinions and 
reasons of others. The Senate is not working as 
the Senate alone. It is working as a representative 
body. If it fails to work as such it is the fault of 
the students. 

. It is a time for patience, for a solution of the 
problem cannot be reached in a moment. College 
Government is being tested. The News feels, how- 
ever, that College Government will live up to its 
name; what the college wants, it will have. The 
Senate is working for this end. 

In this week's issue of the News, there appears 
an article under the head of Justice Begins at 
Borne, a defense of the United States Commis- 
sioner of Education in his plea for the study of 
German in the schools and colleges of America. 
This article, taken from the November Advocate 
of Peace, so ably sets forth the arguments for 
its cause that we need say little in support of 
them. But it is very timely to point out to Wel- 
lesley students the fact that the German Depart- 
ment at Wellesley is in danger of virtual boycott, 
and that, if this occurs, Wellesley must of neces- 
sity lose a certain amount of prestige as a broad- 
ly and practically cultural college. 

Four hundred and seventy-three new freshmen 
have been enrolled for the year 1918-1919. Of 
this number four hundred and thirteen have met 
the modern language requirement by electing 
French, and only twenty-nine have elected Ger- 
man. The News in no way wishes to underestU 

mate the great value of French at the present 
time, nor the good judgment of those who have 
elected it, but merely aims to reveal the danger 
that menaces the study of German here at Wel- 

As the Advocate of Peace says "there is no more 
relation between a familiarity with the German 
language and disloyalty than there is between 
ignorance and innocence." If Wellesley students 
do not adopt a less "ignorant" attitude towards the 
present value of the German language in its past 
fruition and its promise of future creation in a 
Germany new-born, we may look forward to a 
time, not very long distant when there will be no 
German Department at Wellesley. 

Such an outcome of the present feeling would 
mean a loss in breadth of scope of our curriculum, 
and no less a loss of that splendid tradition of 
scholarship which the German Department has 
maintained since the days of Fraulein Wencke- 


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The Crisis of Versailles. 

Americans, by inheritance and education non- 
militaristic, took two and a half years to reach a 
decision to enter the war. Some say that our 
mature deliberations gave to our decision a moral 
impressiveness that it could not otherwise have 
had. Certain it was that after two and a half 
years, as the war progressed and spread, the vast 
majority of Americans became convinced that the 
challenge of August 4, 1914., was meant for us too. 
Even to some who, in 1914, had been pacifists and 
conscientious objectors, it appeared clear that 
not merely the political integrity of the warring 
nations, but the future of civilization itself, was 
at stake and that, unless we took arms and went 
out to kill certain human beings, the very atmos- 
phere in which alone the ideals of the pacifist 
and the conscientious objector can be generated 
and developed, would be destroyed. More precious 
even than human life was this civilization we 
dared not lose. Imperfect it certainly was, inex- 
pressive of men's best thought and highest desire: 
but inestimably precious. It had been purchased 
by many a battle and many a martyrdom; by the 
slow inarticulate struggle of dumb peoples up- 
reaching to liberty, by the travail of every human 
soul that through history had set himself, without 
counting the cost, behind ideas of justice and 
freedom. Because this slowly-wrought structure 
that embodies men's still dim perception of ulti- 
mate social order seemed in danger of destruc- 
tion, some of the most benevolent and humani- 
tarian of men took up arms, took upon them- 
selves what in 1914 would have seemed crime. 
Some of us thoughtlessly, some of us with tre- 
mendous moral effort, seized swords and went 

The ghastly thing is done. That is, the sword- 
work and the gas-bomb-min-work is done. But 
unless we who have supported this war by any 
effort that has helped to make it possible redeem 
ourselves by thought and action now, we stand 

condemned as mere spoliators. We have devas- 
tated in the name of civilization and so far we 
have done little more. The military victory was 
to vindicate a moral order. The military victory 
has been achieved and the way is now open for 
mankind — our enemies too — to grasp that other 
victory. If we do not grasp it, we are guilty of 
abominable crimes to the past and the future. 

Within a fortnight our delegates go abroad to 
a peace conference, a conference that will estab- 
lish a regime under which the world will strive 
to recover from its present desolation and carry 
on. What do we want the peace conference to 
set up for us? The old regime that bequeathed 
the war to us? Or a new? If a new, what new? 

"League of nations, disarmament, freedom of 
the seas, self-government for all nationalities de- 
siring it," we blithely reply when people ask us 
what we want the conference to secure. But do 
, we know that there are many definitions of a 
league of nations? That almost insuperable ob- 
stacles exist to the realization of any of them? 
Do we know that there are nations and indi- 
viduals who have no faith in any league and 
others who do not wish such leagues? Do we 
know that we are in danger of not getting any 
sort of league to replace the dangerous and ef- 
fectually obsolete balance of power as a means 
of keeping order among nations? Do We know 
that there are great obstacles in the way of dis- 
armament? Do we know what they are and 
what we should do to meet them? Do we know 
that after a war to end war we may actually see 
an increase of armaments in this country in the 
near future? Do we know that the selfishness of 
nations and of individuals jeopardizes a just re- 
organization of trade among the countries of the 
world? Have we any misgivings about the nature 
of the democracies springing up over night among 
the ruins of central Europe? Are we sure we 
can regard our own democracy complacently as 
a model to which to direct the attention of aspir- 
ing republics? Do we know that upon the crisis 
of the Marne succeeds the more decisive crisis of 

We have a moral "obligation to be intelligent." 
If we do not know clearly what we want the 
peace delegates to strive for, and if we do not get 
behind our convictions with the soldier's fervor 
and courage in the next months, we are guilty of 
having indulged in war for its own bloody sake 
and not for the sake of an idealism that used it 
as a desperate means toward the gracious end of 
justice and peace. 

Amy Kelly. 


How shall we receive peace ? How can we make 
our joy at the cessation of warfare become a source 
of constructive activity in shaping the new era? 
We hope for a finer civilization, a deeper unity, a 
keener, more faithful allegiance to honor, truth 
and right. We know that it ia only through co- 
operation of the many that righteousness can pre- 
vail in a State. What is the patriotic duty of 
each of us? One question we must ask ourselves, 
a question that seems intensely egotistical but is 
a really humble one: — Am I deserving of the 
sacrifices the allied armies have made for me, — a 
representative citizen? The allied cause has been 
the protection of the defenseless, the upholding of 
justice and liberty. Are we worthy of this gift 
of freedom? Can we make ourselves more worthy? 
The individual conscience must answer that ques- 
tion and tell us wherein we fail and what we need 
to do to amend. We must work as never before. 
As students we must slough off idleness, apathy, 
shiftlessness, and we must study with the con- 
centration and the energy that will give us trained 
minds to be of vital service to society. We must 
possess the power of acute self-discipline, moral 
and intellectual, and we must not forget the schol- 
ars' quest of "high-erected thoughts." 


Next. What are we doing to prepare for the 
soldiers who will return to America! Are we fil 
morally and intellectually to greet them! Have 
ive purified our own hearts of Belfiahness, vanity, 
materialism and civic apathy'! Have we made an 
ell'urt to understand their experiences, to know 
what these soldiers have been seeing and thinking 
and feeling 1 We ought to meet them with sym- 
pathy and knowledge. They will bring a new at- 
mosphere with them; they lane not only seen new 
alien races, but they have faced death under 
terrible stress, and have gone into worlds un- 
dreamed of by us who stay at home. They have, 
in varying degrees, gained wisdom, and a sense 
of the smallness of the mere individual in the 
universe. What do we know of the history of the 
war, of the lands where our soldiers have been 
living of late? Are we intelligent on the subject 
of the geography, the history, the culture of 
France'.' Are we reading books about France or 
are we still glued to stories in the popular maga- 
Are we reading some of the many records 
w Inch tell us of the ideals, the aspirations, and 
the practical daily work of the soldiers, or are we 
gossiping, of an evening, about the surprising fact 
that clever Mary Jane did not "make" Phi Beta 
Kappa nor even a society? 

We should, all of us, be thinking how the devo- 
tion, the heroism, the energy of these returning 
men can be set to work for the Republic. We 
should be planning how we can work shoulder to 
shoulder with them and with others at the great 
task of developing all the resources of our nation, 
especially those potential springs of the character 
and ideals of our people. To suggest one of many 
books of the sort, Mr. Fulton's "National Ideals 
and Problems" (Macmillah) is a collection of 
papers by various writers, all deeply concerned 
with the problems of right thinking and right 
conduct in relation to the state. 

We can best show that we are grateful for our 
preservation by becoming worthy of it. We can 
give our soldiers that most valuable of welcomes, 
gratitude based upon sympathetic understanding. 
We can help to establish a lasting and honorable 
peace by quiet devotion to our immediate duty, the 
duty of becoming intelligent, moral citizens. 

M. H. Shackfoiuj, '96. 

A Vigorous Protest. 

That many of the smaller library rules are fre- 
quently infringed is known, and, it is to be re- 
gretted, accepted as inevitable by the college at 
large. Lax as our standards seem to be, how- 
ever, we were totally unprepared for tin: bare 
facts when we were shown to what extent such 
lawlessness could be carried. It seemed impossible 
that books — library books — could be brutally de- 
faced in a place like Wellesley. That they should 
be deliberately stolen is almost beyond conjecture. 
The college has undergone a rough and unexpected 
awakening. We know now that these things do 
occur and, furthermore, that those who are guilty 
of them are from our own number. 

We realize with Miss Roberts that the funda- 
mental reason for such utter disregard of the value 
of things is due to a lack of home training which 
the college is powerless to supply. But it is 
within our power to stir up public opinion in the 
matter. The attitude of every student towards 
such flagrant dishonor as has been manifested 
here should be such as to render it impossible for 
such a thing to occur again. It is an outrage — a 
slur on the good name of our college. We must 
not, we will not stand for it. The culprit whoever 
she is, cannot but realize that not only has she 
compromised her own standards of "playing the 
game," but she is jeopardizing the standards of 
others like her, whose principles are not of the sort 
that can bear strain. This is only too probable a 
result. It is exactly what will happen, unless we 
take matters into our own hands, to the end that 
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such "acts of vandalism," but that no such temp- 
tation may exist. 

The upperclassman who could condone in a fresh- 
man the carrying home "under her coat" of re- 
serve hooks, would not be countenanced if public 
opinion were sufficiently aroused against this prac- 
tice. Think what a responsibility lies in creating 
public sentiment! It is up to us — to every mem- 
ber of this community. Else why be a citizen? 
Emily Tyler Holmes, '20. 

Winsome Warblings. 

"Isn't the new rule about pro just terrible?" 
says the Winsome Wellesleyite to her friends. But 
she says nothing about it to her representatives. 
It never comes to the ears of her House President 
as anything but an echo. She never fills out a 
suggestion slip for the executive committee of the 
Senate. All she does is murmur, and grumble, and 
mutter, and say she "never wanted the old rule 
anyhow," when she gets "on pro." The W. W. 
sees a lot of things, too. She told me the other 
day she saw a freshman take a reserve book from 
the library. She told me and she told her room- 
mate and a few choice spirits on her corridor and 
the president of her society, and the girl she sits 
next to in French class. And then a girl whis- 
pered to me that she knew a girl who knew a girl 
who heard a girl say she saw a girl take two 
volumes of the Encyclopedia Brittanica home with 
her. "Isn't that awful?" 

The W. W. will see everyone who eats dinner 
at the Touraine after six o'clock. But she won't 
"tell on you." She won't fill out a suggestion 
blank and it will never reach the House of Rep- 
resentatives, but it will be gossiped about all over 
college. The fact that such things are going on 
argues inefficient student government,— that's 
what the W. W. says.— says it to every unofficial 
in the community and yet "nothing ever gets fixed 
in this college." 

1918 Rises From the Grave. 

"In tennis 1921 defeated 1922 therein- establish- 
ing a record for the Sophomore Class." 

Good for the present-day Sophomores. But our 
ancient history tells us that back in the good old 
days when the rah-rah class of 1 1 S was or were 
sophomores, they obligingly let their sister class 
clean up all of Field Day except tennis. This they 
took very much to themselves, Amelia Parry tak- 
ing two out of three sets from Edith Fwer. 1917. 
while Mary Wardwell and Daisy Atterbury de- 
feated Sallie Porter and Alice Shumway, 1917. 

If anybody, press or players, tries to "establish" 
anything on our grave, out we'll come and haunt 

Respectfully but firmly, 



One of the members who had been working at 
another Base Hospital has written describing the 
Recreation Hut at Base Hospital 22, near Bor- 
deaux, which is under the management of five of 
the Unit. 

"Mary Whiting is head of the Hut, overseeing 
everything, doing all the buying, which means 
stoves, flowers, tacks, chintz, paint, wigs, cement, 
shaving brushes and axes. After the war she will 
be able to qualify as French buyer for a great 
department store. Ada Davis awakened us this 
morning as she started for the Commissary's, de- 
manding money to pay for the supplies for the 
Canteen. She also has charge of the housekeeping 
and of delivering flowers and fruit to the wards. 
Thanks to our Wellesley fund we can give little 
surprises now and then. One Sunday it was tiny 
bunches of violets for the hundred patients in 
the surgical ward. 

"Agnes Gilson has charge of the construction 
work, materially and artistically; one minute with 
paint brush in hand she is encouraging one of the 
patients who is busy with the woodwork and the 
next she is discussing the comic opera to be put 
on next Saturday. 

"I wish I had the concentration to tell the won- 
derful things that the girls have done in one short 
month, in transforming an unattractive, badly 
built building into a very cheery semblance of 
home. Concentration is necessary since there is 
no place in the Hut that is not youth infested 
from early morning till late at night. Just now 
three of the boys are putting up a beaver board 
ceiling in the next room and I expect them to fall 
through at any letter. In between thoughts some 
one demands a necessary something, so no con- 
secutive ideas are possible. Since the last period 
I have assured an artillery man that I would 
cable home to his mother that he wasn't really 
killed as reported but that he is quite happy and 
on the road to recovery, I have searched in my 
mind for the few Magyar words that I once knew, 
to cheer up a lonesome native of Hungary, and 
have told where many things and people are. 

"I enclose a little plan of the Hut that one of 
the boys drew when we happened to suggest that 
(Continued on page 6, column 2) 



Vesper Service List, Sunday evening, November 
24, 1918: 
Service Prelude 

Processional: Sing alleluia forth H. 0. M. 

Hymn: 749 
Service Anthem: "While the earth remaineth" 

Address by Miss Hazard 
Choir: "If with all your heart ye truly seek me" 

(From Elijah) Mendelssohn 

Organ: Dead March (from Saul) Handel 

Pastoral Katherine K. Davis 

Alleluia! Clement Lore I 

Recessional: 789 

Miss Hazard, former president of Wellesley 
College, presented a retrospective and a prospec- 
tive glance at the many factors which will make 
the coming Thanksgiving a day of especial grati- 
tude and satisfaction. 

One of the very beautiful organ pieces was 
"Pastoral" by Miss Katherine K. Davis, formerly 
of the music department. 


Smith: Conningsby Dawson received the same 
enthusiastic welcome at Smith on Nov. 14 as he 
did here later. Smith has also had a military 
college sing. Under Mr. Short's leadership they 
sang the favorite "Good Morning, Mr. Zip-Zip- 
Zip" and many others. Smith celebrated peace 
day by a college sing in the afternoon and a huge 
bonfire and a patriotic concert at night. 

Vassar: Vassar celebrated the armistice by 
chapel services and parades beginning with a 
march to the top of Sunset hill to see the sun 
rise. President MacCracken returned just in time 
to join in the celebration. 

Goucher: The college spirit burst forth in a 
spontaneous parade on Monday morning which 
started a celebration lasting over into Tuesday. 
The sophomores and freshmen classes signed an 
armistice to close the hazing season. Dr. . Philip 
C. Cook, Y. M. C. A., opened the United War 
Work campaign by an address. As he had just 
returned from France his experiences were fresh 
and vivid. 

Radcliffe will have their Christmas vacation at 
the same time as Harvard, which will probably be 
from December 22 to December 28. 

Mi. Holyoke went over the top in the United 
War Work Drive. The grand total was $17,119.77. 

Connecticut College has raised over $4,000 for 
the drive and more is being pledged. 


The Vassar Miscellany Monthly for November 
offers a splendid opportunity for comparison with 
the Wellesley Magazine. 

Their arrangement of material is interesting. 
The editorials, grouped at the beginning, embrace 
a very much wider scope than do ours. A plea 
for sleep and discussion of the college war policy 
could he relegated by us to the News. It is 
questionable whether their presence in a literary 
magazine can be justified by the use of quota- 
tions from the poets, or the most vivid metaphores. 
The body of verse, story and essay follows, as 
with us. A recollection of the tragic experience 
of Nurse Cavell three years ago, serves as the 
only number under the War Department. There 
then follows the rather unusual group of Sum- 
mer Activities, under which there are accounts of 
interesting and typical work which various stu- 
dents have engaged in during their vacation. Their 
department of book and play reviews ■ may well 
stimulate Wellesley In a revival and improvement 
nf our department. For the most part the appre- 
ciations are short and pithy, told with the fresh- 
ness and vigor we look for from college women, 
but indicating in addition, a real sense of values. 

There is an unusual number of verse contri- 
butions. In subject matter they are simple and 
for that reason, perhaps, strike a more genuine 
note. But for the most part, it is in their essay 
material that one notices a more decided supe- 
riority to Wellesley work. Here are at least at- 
tempts at serious literary work. One finds the 
form of the Letters on Browning a great cheek 
to the value of the inherent ideas. Pike's Peak 
has some excellent descriptive touches, and creates 
a very real atmosphere. The stories are very like 
ours, perhaps a bit more dramatically executed. 
Veriat shows an artistic restraint, while yet 
gripping in its emotional appeal. 

Outside of this one story, Veriat, the strictly 
literary body of material makes no mention of the 
war. This is interesting, perhaps, in view of the 
fact that our competition material was so largely 
concerned with various aspects of war experience. 

J ustice Begins at Home. 
(Continued from page 1, column 1) 

But to eliminate German from our schools would 
mean to handicap our commercial enterprises, 
many of which will succeed or fall in proportion as 
a working knowledge of the German language is 
known or not known. The work of German intel- 
ligence will not cease at the close of this war, and 
we shall need to translate that work into our lan- 
guage for the help of our enterprises. Where are 
our translators to come from if we banish the 
language from our schools? If wo were to elim- 
inate all German books from our colleges and 
libraries, American science would be by that much 
the poorer. 

We are in a position to inform our readers that 
this opposition is purely American. There has 
been no such opposition in England . . . The Secre- 
tary of State for the United Kingdom recently 
wrote to our Ambassador in England: "Ignorance 
of the mental attitude and aspirations of the Ger- 
man people... prevented due preparation and 
hampered our efforts after the war had begun; it 
still darkens our counsels." .... In France, the 
Minister of Public Instruction has invited the 
heads of educational institutions to exert their in- 
fluence with the families to have their children 
enroll with the German course.... The position 
among the eulightened of France is that France 
cannot afford to be ignorant of German. . . Opposi- 
tion to elective courses in the German. language is 
peculiarly and unfortunately American. 

This type of unwisdom among a large propor- 
tion of our public opinion is now expressing itself 
here and there in opposition to our United States 
Commissioner of Education, who has been accused 
of saying in a public address in Ohio that the 
anti-German language crusade is ''patriotic hy- 
steria.' Pie denies the charge, and we believe him. 
The injustice of tnis opposition lies in the fact that 
the Commissioner has expressed no news relative 
to the teaching of German except, we feel sure, as 
he in his official capacity has been asked .. . His 
views are substantially the same as those set forth 
in this editorial, and represent, we believe, the col- 
lective judgment of the staff of the Bureau of Edu- 
cation and all dispassionate lovers of America. 


The second Radcliffe member, sent by Radcliffe 
College with the Wellesley group, is Elizabeth 
Freeman, 1909, of Wollaston, Mass., who worked 
for eleven years for the Boston Y. M. C. U. 
in their country week work, and who has done 
district nursing in Quincy, Mass., and served in 
the hospital of that city. 

The members of the Unit already in France have 
proved themselves good soldiers under the orders 
of the Red Cross. Adaptability and amiability 
are cardinal virtues under unusual or difficult liv- 
ing conditions. These qualities have been ascribed 
to the Wellesley women by their superior officers. 

Spirit of France and Alsace Interpreted. 
(Continued from page 1, column 3) 
also the armament, overwhelmingly larger than the 
French. The Germans believed that by crossing 
the northern frontier they could surprise and crush 
France in a few weeks, and then turn to Russia 
before that country had had an opportunity to 
mobilize. After August", 1914, that month of an- 
guish, the battle of the Marne stands out as a- 
triumph of the spirit of patriotism, as a veritable 

During this time the industrial situation had 
been changing. Germany, in her first victorious 
march, had taken the richest part of France— that 
part which, though but six per cent of the terri- 
tory, yet paid one-quarter of the taxes of the re- 
public. The problem facing the administration 
was that of making up the loss. To do this, the 
country was divided into fifteen districts, each 
under a committee of men organizing new indus- 
tries, new mines, new factories. To work these 
plans it was at first necessary to call back many 
of the men from the front. Later, the women took 
hold and relieved large numbers of the soldiers. 
Thus in January, 1916, of 100 workers, 50 were 
civilians, 40 were mobilized men and 10' were wo- 
men, while in July of the same year, 50 were 
civilians, 24 were mobilized men and" 2ti were wo- 
men. This helped the situation greattV, the in- 
crease in women workers corresponding directly 
to the increased production of arms and munitions. 
After the battle of the Marne, Mile, de Taillan- 
dier continued, the lines practically followed the 
Aisne. The problem, of course, was to break the 
German front. Yet each successive offensive 
seemed to lead only to bloodshed. After a time, 
France ceased to consider the possibility of an end. 
She simply stopped thinking. Yet during all this 
time, when it did not seem possible to conceive 
of victory, she never lost faith. Then in 1917 came 
the hope of American aid, lighting the darkness. 
She knew the end was near. 

Mile. -Noetenger, an Alsatian herself, then spoke, 
describing the intense love the Alsatians have for 
France. "Nationality is a spirit, not a matter of 
blood and language," she said, "and in this no 
country has been more French, more true to French 
traditions and spirit and ideals, than Alsace." She 
came to full life and development in freedom and 
law only when under France, while France was 
not herself until Alsace completed the unity of the 
country. It is difficult for Americans to realize 
how the little province felt when, after 20O years 
of such intimate unity, she was chained to the 
imperial throne of Prussia. 

Alsace has never ceased to manifest her feelings 
thru every means within her power; through dep- 
uties, her artists, her women and, since the war, 
through her heroic young men. Every year reg- 
ularly a committee of deputes protestateurs was 
sent to the Reichstag, pleading that the province 
be returned to France, until finally she lost hope 
and resolved that all she could do was refuse to 
be German, if she could not be French. Artists 
and cartoonists resisted with French wit the Ger- 
man oppression. The women of Alsace taught 
their children the love of France, even if they 
could not teach them the language. No German 
was ever admitted into an Alsatian home. So in- 
tense was their feeling that a German said in the 
Reichstag that "the Alsatians would all have been 
Germans were it not for the diabolical women!" 
Most indicative of the sentiment of the people is 
the stand that the young men took in the war. 
30,000 of them escaped across the border into the 
French army, even though they knew that their 
families would probably be persecuted. Some 
were forced into the German army before they 
could get away. Mile. Noetenger told of one lad 
who lost his life because he refused to lire on the 
French army. Dying, he sent a message lo his 
father: "I have kept my promise'. Not one drop 
"t French blood has stained my hands." "This," 
said Mile. Noetenger, "is very typical Alsatian 



I hate some people; 
They shatter my belief 
In the purpose of creation. 

There arc the Soul Revealers; 

The cravers of deeper communion; 

They arc always testing your bed springs, 

And pulling- their feet on your clean white pillow 

The night before a Quiz. 

They are forever being fearlessly truthful; 

Why they'd just as soon tell you why they think 

They are so distinguished looking. 

They were not meant for the restricted community 

And getting A's is merely a matter of drag. 
They say that some may stoop to occasional 

But as for them 
They would rather flunk out: — 
I wouldn't mind. 

There are the Busy Berthas'; 

The social self-starters; 

They are always trying to bring a little of the 

outside world 
Into your life; 
Just when you planned to spend a quiet evening 

with friend room-mate 
And the Saturday Evening Post, 
They simply have to spend Saturday P. M. at the 

The change is so restful. 
They are always dashing in and saying "I know 

you don't mind 
If I borrow your best hat;" — 
Of course you don't, for they arc being patriotic, 

they are conserving 
Their own clothes. 
They are always bored — 

Unless they arc talking about some "Aviator." 
They are always needing to go away for a long 

rest from the strain 
Of the Academic. 
Let them go — 
I could bear up. 

M. J., '30. 


Why is it that ■ bright ideas 

Are always just too late? 
A brilliant one lias come to me 

Which I'll elucidate. 
If only during quarantine 

We'd had corrective gym 
Then Boston would have lost its charm* 

Its glories grown quite dim. 
Xo more we'd long for theatres. 

No more for music sigh. 
The antics in corrective gym 

Amusement would supply. 
For one girl makes her stomach pull 

Her knees up to her nose 
Another tries to gather up 

Erasers with her I oes. 
A third girl crawls along a crack. 

Twirling on hand and knee. — 
I challenge you to find a show 

That is more fun to see! 


Brainless Bates' Sister's Rules, published in the 
News of Nov. It have proved of great value to 
many. But to some they have proved perplex- 
ing. This department is for the benefit of those 
who have questions to ask. Address contributions 
to ''Brainless." 

Deer Brainlessess sister 

1 think i/ini are /inc. I try to follow your rules. 
I do not think that six free afternoons ore as many 
as there ought to be ami so in order to get mil 
individuality, I have not gone to class for weeks. 
Where is my individuality? I have not found it 
yet. Answer please. 

t'ni Forme. 
Uni Forme, you do not understand the mean- 
ing of Rule 3 for Deportment. Your individuality 
appears after mid years on a card in an envelope. 
Patience is a virtue. 

Dear B. B. 8. 

There is an upper classman I'm just crazy 
about but she doesn't pay any attention to me. 
What can I do about it. dear Brainless? You arc 
so sweet and. helpful. 

Nut T. Abouter. 
Always try to be inconspicuous if you wish an 
upper classman to notice you. Try this. Go to 
her room sometime during the evening when her 
presence will not incommode you. Turn down her 
bed a la pie. Do not leave the room until you 
have placed the bed in the doorway pointing 
toward the ceiling. If she does not notice you, 
she will at least notice it. 
Brainless dear, 

What shall I do when I ami rudely interrupted 
by a Librarian who desires silence when I am' 
talking to my room mate about the las/ matinee. 

Choke the Librarian, Then talk about the next 


(Gillet Burgess would have found them if he'd 
been here.) 

A lovely child is Talkamee, 
As full of pep as she can he. 
She wears the most attractive clothes! 
But, though she has a string of beaux, 
We tire of this little elf— 
Who always talks about herself 


Xow, Igotay's a brilliant lass. 

A qui/.z she's never failed to pass. 

We all admire her no doubt — 

But here's the line that she hands out: 

"I know I flunked my qui//, today!" 

"What did you get? . . . Oh, I got .\." 

1 .lUKH'msrmt \. 
I.ihewhispra is a winsome child. 
About whom all her friends arc wild. 
But though like .Mclha she can sing. 
She is a menace in one thing: 
Our studies we just can'l imbibe 
While she is whispering in the libel 

L. T., '21. 


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(This column is confined to personal items concerning 
students, faculty, and others on our campus or closely 
associated with the college. Please send notes of in- 
terest to the Editor at the News Office, Chapel basement, 
or drop in the contribution box on the News bulletin 
before 9.00 A. M. Monday). 

At a meeting of the freshman class, called by 
Miss Pendleton, Emmavail Luce, '22, was ap- 
pointed chairman. Helen Woodruff, '23, was 
elected secretary. 

The Freshman member of the Senate has been 
chosen. Margaret Byard, '22, is to hold this posi- 
tion for the year '18-T9. 

In last week's News is was stated that Ruth 
Coleman as speaker of the House was to be envoy 
in the Senate. This, however, is not the ease. At 
the me.eting of the House of Representatives on 
November 21, Elizabeth King was elected to per- 
form this mission. 

Ridley Berryman is 1920's new member to the 
House of Representatives 

The cast for the Junior Play has been chosen. 
The play is Billeted, by F. Tennyson Jesse and 
H. M. Harwood. It will be presented December 
13th and 14th. 

On account of the increase of cases of influenza 
in Boston the Administration has been obliged 
temporarily to forbid students attending places of 
public amusement. 

On Monday, November 18, 1918, Miss Orvis of 
the History Department gave a lecture on the 
"Last Great Battle and How it Was Won." She. 
outlined Foch's scheme and "pinchers plan of 
battle" and showed how it was carried through, 
thereby bringing about the utter defeat of Ger- 
many and her inevitable surrender. 

Professor Fisher of the Geology Department is 
giving a course of ten lectures in Salem on Con- 
servation of Natural Resources. The course is un- 
der the auspices of the Committee of National De- 

Professor Hart lectured before the Women's Club 
of Fitchburg on November 22, on Political and So- 
cial Conditions in Present-Day Japan. 

The Faculty Shop Club met on Thursday even- 
ing, November 21, for dinner at Tower Court. 
Interesting talks were given by several members 
of the faculty. 



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'19. Marion F. H. Braekett to Lieut. Donald F. 
Buck, U. S. A. 


William G. Sprague, brother of Marion Sprague, 
was killed in sea-plane accident in foreign waters 
on October 26, 1918. 

Died in France, October 22, Osi'ic M. Watkins, 
United States Air service, fiance of Amelia Hen- 
derson, '19, and brother of Maida Watkins, '21. 


On November 13, at Hartford, Conn., a son, 
Parker, to Nellie Broadhurst Armstrong, former- 
ly <21. 

Latest News From the Unit. 
(Continued from page 3, column 3) 
it would be nice to send one home. Suggestion 
seems to be all that is necessary to get anything 
done, from our breakfast dishes to office desks. 
(You will notice that we are rather fond of the 
American soldier in general, and of our own 
detail in particular. They are the boys we knew 
at home, jolly and full of clever fun, but they are 
bigger, more worthy, less selfish than those who 
have not been over here.) 

"The Hut is one-storied, of tar paper and wood, 
and looks quite uninviting from without. Our 
auditorium is perhaps thirty feet wide by seventy- 
five feet long. The boys have stained it brown 
even to the rafters, the benches and the tables. 
Agnes has had it brightened by chintz curtains 
at the windows, by the gay posters on the wall 
and by a few blue and red tables scattered among 
the chairs. There are always flowers and the boys 
do like them, even though they would not have 
told you so before the war. In one corner is 
our Library, a favorite spot, and our Bulletin 
Board that we try to change every day or two, 
adding a new cartoon or poem. 

"The decoration that we are fondest of is our 
Wellesley banner, which we have placed on the 
wall back of the stage. During the day it lights 
up the whole room and at night with the footlights 
on, the letters stand out with a clearness that calls 
distinctly to us all to do our best for our college 
across the sea. 

"We have become so popular as a hospital that 
we now run two movie shows a night, quite like 
a regular performance, with piano music to fol- 
low up each sentimental or tragic bit, and long 
and loud applause. There is an entertainment of 
some sort every evening; sometimes imported 
talent from the Y. M. C. A., singers or lecturers, 
elaborate shows gotten up in near-by camps, 
vaudeville stunts by our own clientele, or nights 
when we just sing everything we can think of. 

"Advancing to the kitchen, we find the kitchen 
police are just ready to furnish the patients who 
happen to be in the hall with hot cocoa, or if the 
weather permits, with lemonade, to make them 
happier until mess time. 

"The storeroom is insatiable — no sooner is it 
filled with razor blades and nuts, cigars and shav- 
ing soap, candy and cigarettes, tooth brushes, 
magazines and comfort kits, than the many cal- 
lers empty it and we have to start all over again. 
There is no busier job than attempting to keep 
a stock on hand. 

"At the Home Service office one may obtain 
relief from all woes be they sentimental, business 
or epistolary. It goes like this: 'I want my mail.' 
'Why doesn't my wife get her allowance?' 'Where 
is Jones of Battery B?' 'I left my watch at the 
evacuation hospital.' 'How do I take out my 
citizen papers?' All very different and. all very 

"Having looked into the barber shop we will 
wander up through the Auditorium, stopping to 
talk a bit or to oversee a game of cards or tid- 
dledy winks and then go down the corridor into 
the green-room to be, which at present is really 
only a carpenter shop. Marvelous things come 

out of it to make our Hut more convenient and 
homelike. In the cupboard at one side you will 
find musical instruments, a gramophone and 
records, wigs, grease paint, and other stage prop- 
erties of all sorts. 

"The convoys of wounded have a habit of ar- 
riving at the Hospital during the hours of the 
night. Then, by turn two of us arise, dress warm- 
ly and serve coffee and cigarettes to the men who 
are brought in by the hospital trains and also to 
the stretcher bearers and the members of the 
Unit who work so unceasingly for the sick. Rainy 
nights the wounded are brought into the Hut to 
wait for their turn in the dressing-room and 
there one has a chance to talk with them and learn 
of what is happening at the front. After the last 
coffee is given out there is delicious food down 
at the Cookhouse. One cannot appreciate hot 
soup fully until it is handed to one at the dreary 
hour of four A. M. The cooks pamper the Red 
Cross girls at such times with hot toast and 

"Everyone has been so kind and co-operative 
that we have not felt at all strange or out of 
place. Although our Unit has been here only a 
short time we have really become a part of the 
staff of Base Hospital No. 22, and we are anxious 
to do all that is possible to make pur Hut work 
as efficient as the medical work of the Unit with 
which we are affiliated." 

Reserve to Join the Unit. 
(Continued from page 1, column 2) 
is a graduate of the Boston School of Social Work- 
ers and has served not only at the Boston Dis- 
pensary and the Massachusetts General Hospital, 
but also under Dr. Lucas at the University of 
California Hospital. Miss Hawkridge took a 
course in farm management at the N. H. State 
College. She has camped and ridden through the 
White Mountains and the Rockies, and is as much 
at home under a pup tent in a rain in the Painted 
Desert of Wyoming as driving a pack-burro, cow- 
puncher fashion, up a trail of the Grand Canyon. 
As her guide in Wyoming said, "You ain't help- 
less, Miss." 


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(The Editors arc earnestly striving to make this 
department of value by reporting events of interest 
to VVellesley Alumna? as promptly and as completely 
as is possible. The Alumnae are urged to co-operate by 
sending notices to the Alumn.c General Secretary, or 
directly to the Wellesley College News.) 

A permanent alumna: general secretary musl 
be found. We are looking for a representative 
alumna of forceful personality and executive 
ability. Please help secure the right person by 
communicating with Olive Smithj 619 Wesi 120 
Street, New York City. 

'16. Blandine Sturdevant to Oscar Edward Bre- 
denberg of Champlaiu, New York, now with the 
303rd Sanitary Train. Fiance. 

'02. New hall- Wells. On June 29, at Minneap- 
olis, Minn., Blanche Howard Wells, to Captain Wil- 
liam Barrett Newhall, Construction Division, 
Washington, D. C. 

'13. Andrews-Crandall. On July 6, Kathleen B. 
Crandall, to James C. Andrews. 
'13. On August 6, a son, Robert Donald, to Mrs. 
Frank A. Hall (Helen Meredith Paul.) 


'S0-'S1. On July 14, Mrs. Abel C. Collins (Sarah 

'01. On November 15, Mrs. Charles Croll, 
mother of Mabel Croll. 

'10. On November 11, at Lakeside Hospital, 
Cleveland, O., Jean M. Randall. 

'18. On November IS, at R.ockford, 111., Doris 


'02. Mrs. AVilliam B. Newhall (Blanche Wells) 
to 1214 E. Capitol St., Washington, D. C. (tem- 
porarily) ; to 3120 James Ave., So. Minneapolis, 
Minn, (permanently.) 

'12. Anna B. Herr to 512 E. King St., Lan- 
caster, Pa. (permanent) ; The Mary C. Wheeler 
School. 210 Hope St., Providence, R. I. (tempora- 

'13. Mrs. James C. Andrews (Kathleen Cran- 
dall) to 1302 Van Buron St., Wilmington, Del. 

'13. Mrs. Henry B. Pennell from Wyncote, 
Penn., to 7 Sheffield Rd., Winchester, Mass. 

Mrs. E. L. Porter (Helen Nichols) to 1068 
Carlyon Rd. : Cleveland, O. 

The class of 1913 learns with deep sadness of 
the death of Jessie Acklin Binney and as a me- 
morial to her, passes the following resolutions: 
Whereas God in his infinite wisdom has taken 
from us our beloved classmate, we wish to record 
our sorrow over her death and to express to her 
family our sympathy with their grief. Her loyal- 
ty to Wellesley and her desire to serve her col- 
lege and her class were strong and her true and 
gracious friendship will always be an inspiration 
to us who loved her w r ell. 

(Signed) Elizabeth Havsbs. McKee, 
Marjorie Soltle. 

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\\ hereas: We, the members "i the Society Alpha 
Kappa chi of Wellesley College, have heard to our 
deep sorrow of the death on September 20 of Mil- 
dred Rogers Waldron, be ii resolved in extend to 
her husband, Mr, Chaunce] \\ . Waldron, and to 
her children, our most sincere sympathy, -Mis. 
Waldron was taken away in the midst of an ac- 
tive, beautiful life, leaving behind her two small 
girls and a son born September 13. She lias al- 
ways been a faithful member of our society, well 
proving in her life our highest ideals, and she will 
always be remembered as a loyal sister to Society 
Alpha Kappa Chi. 

Signed: Elizabeth L. I'.i 

Corresponding Sec, A. K. X. 

Whereas: We, the members of Society Alpha 
Kappa Chi of Wellesley College, have heard to our 
deep sorrow of the death on October 14, of Anna 
iviargaret -Miller of the class of 1914, be it resolved 
that this expression of our sorrow and sinoerest 
sympathy be extended to her sister, Lillian Miller, 
1919, and that a copy be inserted in The Welles- 
ley College News. Anna will always be remem- 
bered as a faithful and loved sister, and as one 
who has done her full share in maintaining the 
highest ideas of our society. 

Signed: Elizabeth L. Barbotjr, 

Corresponding Sec. A. K. X. 


"Paper is the most generally used of all articles 
except food, and probably the most shamefully 
wasted," says the "Mother's Magazine." The ma- 
terials used in making paper, pulp, sulphur, bleach, 
etc., are being used for war industries. The gov- 
ernment is using many cardboard boxes, index- 
cards, heavy wrapping paper, and is taking prac- 
tically the entire output of plaster-board mills to 
construct camps and hospitals. Waste paper can be 
used over again to make all sorts of paper, card- 
board, and chipboard from which shipping con- 
tainers are made. Rags are necessary to paper- 
making too, and use will always be found for old 
rubber, leather, etc. DO NOT WASTE A SCRAP 
seven reasons why you should be economical in 
using paper. 

1. The Governments requirements for all kinds 
of paper are increasing rapidly and must be sup- 

2. Paper making requires a large amount of fuel 
which is essential for war purposes. A pound of 
paper wasted represents from one to three pounds 
of coal wasted. 

3. Paper contains valuable chemicals necessary 
for war purposes. Economy in the use of paper 
will release a large quantity of these materials 
for making ammunition or poisonous gas. 

4. Paper making requires labor and capital, 
both of which are needed in war service. 

'5. Paper making requires transportation space. 
Economy in the use of paper will release thou- 
sands of freight cars for war purposes. 

0. Greater care in the purchase and use of pa- 
per will save money. Your savings will help fin- 
ance the war. 

7. Strictest economy in the use of paper will 
prevent a shortage. 


Many members of the college do riot know that 
Wellesley has a unit in China, nor that it had been 
at work a year and a half before that other unit 
sailed for France. It is Wellesley's Y. W. C. A. 
in Peking, which was organized in October, 191fi, 
under the leadership of Theresa Severin, '09. 
Miss Severin is coming to Wellesley next week 
to tell of the unit in China. On Sunday evening, 
December 1, she speaks on China's Two Great 
Walls and at Christian Association meeting the 

following Wednesday mi Wellesley in Peking. 
Miss Severin is supported by Hie Wellesley alumnte 
while her assistant, (Catherine Williams, '11, is a 
secretary supported by the undergraduate body. 
A large audience is expected since this is an op- 
portunity to hear of work so essentially Welles- 
ley's own. 


Along with the change of i: I ion of quiet 

hours, the House of Representatives voted at its 
meeting of November 21 to change the noon music 
hour also. Quiet hour will end at 12 noon and begin 
again at 1.30 p. m., whereas the noon music hour 
shall extend from 12 noon to 1 p. m. The change 
of quiet hour was necessitated by the new sched- 
ule according to which lunch is served at 12 in- 
stead of at 12.30 as was formerly the case. 


Owing to the excessive cost of printing it has 
been found impracticable to print a fresh edition 
of this book. There are however a few copies left 
for sale at the Book Store. In their tasteful 
covers these make very charming gifts for Christ- 
mas. The price is thirty cents over the counter; 
or if sent by mail in a stout envelope securely 
packed, thirty-five cents. Address the Welles- 
ley College Book Store. There is a slight reduc- 
tion in price if twenty-five or more copies arc 
ordered at once. 


Any readers of the News who receive letters 
from Wellesley women engaged in any form of war 
work overseas would do the college a service by 
sending the letters, or such parts of them as might 
be suited for publication, to Elizabeth W. Man- 
waring, Wellesley College. Since many of the 
workers have been required not to write anything 
which should be published, and since all of them are 
s_o busy that they cannot write many long letters, 
it is specially desirable to make use of all that 
are available, for the College and for outside pub- 


On Sunday morning, November 24, Mr. Richard 
Roberts of Pilgrim Church, Brooklyn. N. Y., based 
his sermon on the short sentence, "The Truth 
Shall Make You Free." "Freedom, defined," he said, 
"is the right to he ourselves; to live out the logic 
of our convictions in our own way." To be imposed 
on the world, liberty must be balanced by disci- 
pline, not by law. external control, or public opin- 
ion, but by authority within. The limiting prin- 
ciple of this inner conscience is "to love God, and 
love thy neighbor." With this relationship, man 
becomes independent of things. Many men possess 
the liberating love, who arc not conscious of it; 
others must ask for it, and make room for it in 
their hearts. It is a gift to be accepted — this 
freedom-giving truth on which the liberty of the 
world depends. 



Madam Whitney's 

Room 29 The Waban Wellesley 


Treo Girdles, Riding and Athletic Corsets 

Fine Lingerie and Brassieres 


Friday, November 29. Meeting of the Alliance 

First performance of Monsieur Beaucaire at 

the Barn. 
Saturday, November 30. Second performance of 

Monsieur Beaucaire at the Barn. 
Sunday, December 1. Houghton Memorial Chapel. 
11 A. M. President Wm. H. P. Faunce, of 

Brown University. 

Vespers. Miss Theresa Severin, '09. 
Monday, December 2. Billings Hall. Mr. Louis 

Calvert, speaking as an actor on his art. 
Wednesday, December 4, 7.15 P. M. Christian 

Association Meetings. 
Billings Hall. Miss Theresa Severin, Wel- 

lesley '09. Subject: Wellesley in Peking, 
St. Andrew's Church. Emmavail Luce, '32. 

Subject: China's Call. 
Thursday, December 5. Billings Hall. First lec- 
ture in College Lecture Course. Sir John 

Foster Fraser: The Checker-Board of 



Mr. Louis Calvert, a well known English actor, 
is to talk on his art in Billings Hall Monday even- 
ing, December 2, at 8.00 o'clock. 

Mr. Calvert's first appearance in America was 
at the New Theatre, New York, where he played 
the following parts: the Grand Duke in the "Cot- 
tage in the Air; John Anthony, in Strife; Sir 
Peter Teazle in The School for Scandal; Sir Toby 
Belch in Twelfth Night; Falstaff in The Merry 
Wives of Windsor; Dr. Tuttner in Old Heidelburg. 
and Sir Pitt Crawley in Vanity Fair. He was 
twice, a member of Henry Irvlng's Company at the 
Lyceum Theatre. 

He has played many great Shakespearean roles, 
and he has created many parts in Shaw's plays; 
John Broadbent in John Bull's Other Island, and 
the Waiter in You Never Can Tell, Andrew Under- 
shaft in Major Barbara. 

He has recently published an admirable book 
on The Problems of the Actor. Indeed, it was 
this book that suggested the idea of asking him to 
come to the college to address the students. In 
the introduction to this book Mr. Clayton Hamilton 
says: "The art of acting can be taught only by 
an actor; but very few actors have been able, or 
even willing to convey their knowledge of the art 
beyond the barrier of the footlights." "Mr. Cal- 
vert knows whereof he speaks. For forty years 
he has been an actor; for nearly thirty years he 
has been a stage director; and during these ac- 
cumulated decades very few of the tricks of his 
trade have escaped his observation." 

The tickets for the lecture are twenty-five cents 
and seats ai'e to be reserved for the faculty only. 
They will first be offered for sale to the students 
of the Department of Reading and Speaking. 
What tickets are left will be put on sale Friday 
afternoon November 29th, and Saturday morning, 
the 30th, at the elevator table. Monday at the 
Book Store. 


The College Lecture Course committee wishes 
to announce its usual series of four lectures, be- 
ginning on Thursday, December .5, and continuing 
at intervals throughout the year. Among the 
speakers are Sir John Foster Fraser, chairman of 
the National War Lectures committee, Mr. Rob- 
ert Nichols, a young British "met. and Mme. de 
Turcznovicz, author of When the Prussians Came 
in Poland. 

Tickets for these lectures are sold in aroups of 
four, admitting the bearer to each of the four lec- 
tures. Owine- to Hie limited capacity of Billings 
Hall, in which the lectures are to lie held, certain 
reirulations reearding the sale and use of tickets| 
have been made. 

Tickets will be offered for sale on Saturdnj 


€. C flatter? Co. 




Takes pleasure in announcing to the young ladies of Wellesley 

A Special Exhibit of 

Lingerie, Camisoles, Negligees, 

Blouses, Petticoats, 

and other Boudoir Accessories suitable for 

Holiday Gifts 

or College Wear 


Thursday and Friday, December 5th and 6th 
Charge accounts may be opened 



November 30, from 1.30 to 2.30 P. M., and again 
on Wednesday, December 4, during the 2.30 and 
3.10 periods. The tickets left over from the Sat- 
urday sale will be sold half during the 2.40 and 
half during the 3.40 period, but students are urged 
to come Saturday, to insure getting a ticket. 

No person may buy more than one ticket, ex- 
cepting for a friend who is actually in the in- 
firmary, in which case a ticket will be held in her 

Tickets which are not going to be used by the 
owners on certain nights should be turned in at 
Miss Tufts office, where they will be put on sale. 

On Tuesday, December 3, at 4.40 P. M., Mr. 
Macdougall will give an organ recital in the Me- 
morial Chapel. The college and village-public are 
cordially invited to attend these faculty recitals. 



Recital of pianoforte music by Miss Gay, as- 
sisted by Mr. Joseph Goudreault, tenor, and Mr. 
Hamilton C. Macdougall, accompanist. Billings 
Hall, Tuesdaj', November 26, 1918, 4.40 P. M. 

Sonata (Eroica) First movement 

Miss Gay 
Ah, moon of my delight 

Mr. Goudreault 
Nocturne Op. 48, No. 1 
Jota Aragonesa 

Miss Gay 
Le coeur de ma vie 

Mr. Goudreault 
Sketch after Stephen Crane 

From The Black Riders. 
"I stood upon a high place, 
And saw, below, many devils 
Running, leaping. 
And carousing in Sin. 
] One looked up, grinning, 

And said, "Comrade! Brother! 
Etude Heroique 

Miss Gav 



A Ibeniz 


Edward II. Bill 

The collection of clothes for Belgian sufferers 
which has been taking place thruout the week is 
to close on Friday evening, November 29. The 
committee hopes by that time to have received a 
great deal of clothing which tho east-off will be 
extremely useful in Belgium. Such garments as 
are warm and durable are those desired, not the 
flimsy sort. Canvassers in each house will collect, 
and will receive, the committee hopes, cordial wel- 
come and valuable contributions. 


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